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    Nine Ranked In Final Men's Golf Poll

    (NEW YORK, NY)—The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll  of the 2013 spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the May 20, 2013 issue of Golf World and are live now: http://golfdig.st/fnmTj6

    With the NCAA Regionals set to begin later this week, California starts the postseason as unanimous No. 1 selection in the final spring Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll. The Golden Bears earned all 20 first-place votes after capping off a regular season in which they won outright or a share of 10 tournament titles in 12 starts. All five starters on Steve Desimone's squad have stroke averages of 71.2 or lower with sophomore Michael Kim recently being named a finalist for the 2013 Ben Hogan Award for outstanding play in college and amateur golf.

    Remaining in the Nos. 2 and 3 spots are Alabama, the SEC champion, and Texas, the defending NCAA champion and recent winner of the Big 12 title.  Rounding out the top five are New Mexico and UCLA, the two schools sharing the No. 4 spot.

    No new teams joined the top 10 or the top 25.

    1.    California (20)   
    2.    Alabama     
    3.    Texas     
    4.    New Mexico    
        UCLA   
    6.    Washington   
    7.    Duke       
    8.    Georgia Tech      
    9.    TCU      
    10.    Stanford   
    11.    Florida   
    12.    Florida State    
    13.    Arkansas    
    14.    Oklahoma State      
    15.    Georgia      
    16.    USC     
    17.    LSU      
    18.    Auburn 
         
    19.    North Florida     
    20.    South Carolina   
    21.    SMU       
    22.    Texas A&M       
    23.    Kent State    
    24.    Mississippi State   
    25.    Saint Mary’s (Calif.)     

    Also receiving votes: Virginia Tech, 30; Illinois, 10; Oklahoma, 8; Missouri, 5; Houston, 4; North Texas, 3.